Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts

Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense

577 Mulberry Street, Suite 1410, Macon, Georgia 31201

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6497, Macon, GA 31208-6497

Established: 1849

Practice Areas

  • Fire
  • Casualty
  • Surety
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • General Liability
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury Defense

About Us

"Lanier and Anderson" began in 1849 when Robert Lanier and William Anderson began practicing law in Macon. Lanier met Anderson in college and married Anderson's sister Mary in 1840. Their son was the poet, Sidney Lanier who practiced with the firm briefly. William's younger brother, Clifford Anderson, studied under Robert Lanier and was admitted to the bar in 1852. Clifford was a member of the Confederate Congress, Judge of Macon City Court, a Macon City Councilman and later a State Legislator. He was Georgia's Attorney General from 1880-1890. When Mercer University established a law school in 1878, Anderson was a member of its first faculty. The school's first building was named for T.E. Ryals, who formed a 30 year Partnership with Robert Lanier Anderson in 1893, after Anderson's father and uncle died. Most of Lanier's and Anderson's sons practiced law. Anderson's eldest Clifford L. Anderson, practiced in Macon before moving to Atlanta to found a forerunner of the Jones Day Firm. James Anderson practiced with his brother in Atlanta.

Robert Anderson, Jr. joined the Firm in 1922 and Charles W. Walker in 1933. Albert P. Reichert joined in 1949, from which the firm took its present name in 1959.

Client Information

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Personnel Information

Litigation Partner

Matthew G. Schwartz

Macon, GA

  • New Jersey, 1999
  • New York, 2000
  • Georgia, 2019
  • The University of Arizona, B.A., 1994
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1999
U.S. Air Force JAG, Lt. Col. (Retired)

Born: 1971

Of Counsel

Robert A. B. Reichert

Former Mayor, Macon-Bibb County

Macon, GA

  • Georgia, 1981
  • The University of Georgia, B.S.A., 1978
  • Mercer University, J.D., 1981

Born: 1948

William J. Self

Macon, GA

  • Georgia, 1974
Additional Biographical Details:

Senior Judge, Probate Courts of Georgia

  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A. Accounting, 1971
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1974

Born: 1949


Albert P. Reichert, Jr.

Macon, GA

  • Georgia, 1963
  • Emory University, A.B. (with honors), 1961
  • Harvard University, LL.B., 1964

Born: 1939

Eugene S. Hatcher

Macon, GA

  • Georgia, 1981
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S.I.M., 1968
  • Mercer University, J.D., 1981

Born: 1944

Jonathan A. Alderman

Macon, GA

  • Georgia, 1986
  • The University of Georgia, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1983
  • The University of Georgia, J.D. (cum laude), 1986

Born: 1961

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